The head CT was read as normal yesterday afternoon, but when I looked at it I thought there was a stroke on the left side. And I didn't trust the person who'd read it, so I called the night radiologist (who I do trust).
Dr. Radar: "Night desk."
Dr. Grumpy: "Hey, it's Grumpy. I'm looking at the head CT on Mrs. Stroke. It was read yesterday as normal, but I think there's a stroke on the left."
Dr. Radar: "Hang on... No, that's not a stroke. If you look at the other images, it's just artifact."
Dr. Grumpy: "Are you sure? It really looks like a stroke to me."
Dr. Radar: "Positive. Definitely artifact."
I disagreed, but it's his specialty, and I respect him. I got off the phone and began writing my note. About a minute later a nurse came over to say Dr. Radar had called back looking for me.
Dr. Grumpy: "Grumpy."
Dr. Radar: "Yeah, it's Radar again. Did you say the thing on the right or the left?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Left".
Dr. Radar: "Sorry, I thought you said right. Oh yeah, that's definitely a stroke on the left."